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How a rising populist party could shake up Italian politics

Clip: 02/25/2018 | 6m

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Italy may be the next Western democracy to witness a populist uprising, spurred by a young political party called the Five Star Movement. Ahead of elections in early March, the party's candidate for prime minister, Luigi Di Maio, is championing tax cuts and anti-immigrant rhetoric while vowing to clean up Italy's bureaucracy. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Christopher Livesay reports.

Aired: 02/25/18 | Rating: NR

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